Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

11th September 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night, when 3297 sheep were forward consisting of 1650 prime lambs, 1109 store lambs and 538 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £130 and 260p/kg was a Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Storey, Limestone Cottage, Calthwaite sold their consignment of smart lambs to average 44.8kg £99.25 (221.5p/kg).

Messrs Jackson, Little Beck run of 20 lambs averaged 44kg £96.84 (220p/kg).

Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall, Toronto sold 20 lambs to average 41.2kg £90.65 (220p/kg).

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon sold their run of 111 lambs to average 42kg £89.76 (213.7p/kg)

All classes of good meated prime lambs of all weights were a much stronger trade than expected and were dearer than they had been in the week so far. Many more lambs could have easily been sold to 14 active buyers supplying 25 different outlets.

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs
Price per Head
Beltex £130, £126.80, £100, £94.80Little Beck; £111.80, £105.80, £103.80, £99.30, £96.30, £94.80 Limestone Cottage; £108.80, £106.80, £100(2), £93.30, £93.30 Steeley Farm; £104.30, £92.30 Needless Hall Farm; £103.80(2), £94.80, £92.80 Marriforth; £99.80, £94.30, £92.30, £91.30 Town End Farm; £98.80 Rosgill Head; £95.80, £94.80 The Birches; £94.80, £92.80, £90.80 New Hall; £93.30 Wilson Park Farm: Texel £120, £117.80, £93.80 Lowfield Cottage; £109.80 West End Farm; £102.80, £87.80, £84.30 Catherine Holme; £98.80 Knott Hill Farm; £94.80, £84.80 Greta View; £93.80, £89.80, £89.30 Parkside; £90 Needless Hall Farm; £87.30 Town Head Farm; £86.30 Sunrise House Farm; £84.80 Windygate; £83.80 Green Gill Farm; £81.80 Town End Farm; £81.80 West End Farm; £80.80 Townfoot Farm; £80.80 Amersber Cottage: Butch Texel £104.80 Trainriggs Farm: Charollais £97.80, £86.80, £85.30, £83.30 Whins Farm; £91.80 Town End Farm: Suffolk £88.80, £87.30, £80.80 Whins Farm; £86.30 Plumtree House; £84.80, £80.50 Intake Farm; £83.80 Stenkeld Farm; £83.30 Rosgill Head; £80 Town End Farm; Blue Texel £87.80 Pennine View; £83.30 Town End Farm: Mule £84.30 Park House Farm; £83.80 West End Farm; £80.80, £75.30 Knott Hill Farm; £80.80 Keisley Farm; £78.80 Town End Farm; £75.30 Intake Farm: Scotch Blackface £75.80, £61.30 Knott Hill Farm: Rough £63.30 Waterhouses: Swaledale £59.80 Ghyll Brow; £57.30 Ravenseat; £54.80 Pennine View; £53.80 Galloper Garth; £51.80 The Croft.

Price per Kilo –
Beltex 260p, 258.8p, 227.3p, 215.5p Little Beck; 243.4p, 224.5p, 223.8p, 219.8p, 217.4p Town End Farm; 233.3p Steeley Farm; 230.9p, 225.7p, 220.5p, 219.2p, 218.9p Limestone Cottage; 222p, 221.9p, 219.5p Needless Hall; 220.5p The Birches; 219p Bridge End Farm; 217p Castle Hill; 217p Green Gill Farm; 215.8p, 215.4p Marriforth; 215.5p New Hall: Texel 239.1p, 196p Catherine Holme; 224.1p West End Farm; 215.1p, 193.3p Intake Farm; 200p Needless Hall Farm; 198.1p Lowfield Cottage; 194.1p Parkside: Blue Texel 213.6p Town End Farm: Dutch Texel 205p, 201.5p Trainriggs Farm: Charollais 188.3p School Cottage; 177.7p, 177.2p Whins Farm: Scotch Blackface 180.3p, 172.3p Knott Hill Farm: Suffolk 173.1p Intake Farm; 170.2p Town End Farm; 170p Rosgill Head: Mule 168.6p Park House Farm; 166.2p Wilson Park Farm; 165.8p Leekworth Gardens: Rough 162.3p Waterhouses: Swaledale 157.4p Ghyll Brow; 154.9p Ravenseat.

Cast Ewes
Texel £116.50, £108.50 Woodland House; £110.50 Scar Top; £105.50 Haithwaite; £104.50, £98.50 Needless Hall Farm; £100 West View; £100 Amersber Cottage; £100 Greta View; £98.50(2) Fountain Head; £95.50, £91.50 Limestone Cottage; £90 Town End Farm; £90 New Hall; £90 Ascot House: Suffolk £90.50 Whinfell Terrace (Harley): Beltex £85 Steeley Farm: Mule £82.50 Eden Flatt; £82.50 Row End Farm; £78.50 Steeley Farm; £76.50 Ascot House; £75.50 Fountain Head; £74.50 Haithwaite: Rough £74.50, £57.50 Whinfell Terrace(Guy); £63.50 Galloper Park; £56.50 Flakebridge Farm: Swaledale £58.50 Galloper Park; £58 Oakbank; £51.50 Martindale; £50.50 Stoneriggs; £50.50 Haithwaite: Easy Care £54.50 Hesket House: Scotch Blackface £53.50 Castle Hill.

Cast Rams
Texel £95.50 Green Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £94.50 The Croft: Swaledale £80.50 Brow Farm; £69.50 Garnthwaite; £62.50 Town End Farm (Robinson); £60.50 Ravenseat.